Richard Branson once offered to buy British Airways’ Concordes before they were retired. Now his Virgin empire is involved with a Silicon Valley-backed startup that wants to develop a small supersonic airliner. Boom Technology plans a 40-seat aircraft cruising at Mach 2.2 for the same ticket price as subsonic business class. Virgin Galactic has taken options for the first 10 aircraft and confirms its subsidiary, The Spaceship Co. (TSC), “will provide engineering, design and ...


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